MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's tennis team traveled to take on the University of Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas dual on Saturday. The Tornado took a doubles match, but couldn't follow it with singles wins as the Trojans took the dual 7-2.
FINAL SCORE: Mount Olive 7, King 2
LOCATION: John Neal Walker Tennis Center; Mount Olive, N.C.
RECORDS: King 3-8, 2-3 Conference Carolinas; Mount Olive 8-3, 4-0 Conference Carolinas
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The tandem of Charles Jabaley and Sebastian Lieflaender topped Pablo Safont and Juan Arbelaez 8-4 at No. 3 doubles to get King on the board.
- However, the Trojans answered with four straight singles wins to clinch the dual.
- At No. 6 singles, Arturo Alfaro came away with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Sherzod Akramov.
- Alejandro Feliciano nearly came up with a win at the top flight, winning the first set against Armando Ferreira 7-5. Ferreira then took the second set 6-4 and the third set went to a tiebreak.
- However, Ferreira took that 7-6 (8-6) to give Mount Olive the 7-2 victory.
- King hosts Bluefield College on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
- Mount Olive hosts Emmanuel College on Saturday.